As men age, I wonder exactly when the moment hits and they forever cross the line into being a “Dirty Old Man” after an inappropriate joke or offensive comment is made in the company of a younger woman.
Is a “Dirty Old Man” related to age only?
Or is it a state of mind as
well? Is there a female opposite?
Is it possible the gender opposite of “Dirty Old Man” is “Ugly Old
Woman” – or do those two labels harbor different insults?
Can a 25-year-old male ever be a “Dirty Old Man” or is he still in the
“You Pervert!” label stage for the same inappropriate joke or offensive
Is 40 the transition year into “Dirty Old Mandom?” Or is it 50 or 60 or
Do all men reach that awful “Dirty Old Man” milestone by default or do
only a terrible few earn that label?
How does one defend against the “Dirty Old Man” label if an accuser
inappropriately slaps it on one’s back?